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Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
press," our special election day preview. two days now until the candidates make a final sale and this campaign comes down to what may be a photo finish. >>> has the politics of the race shifted after hurricane sandy's devastating effects along the east coast? >> an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight. >> the credit on the scene of disaster in new jersey, and gets high marks from a political foe. >> the president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. >> what more should the federal government do to get life back to normal in the storm zone? and should more attention be paid to a changing climate impact on the severity of these storms >>> plus, the final sprint of the campaign. can the president's midwestern firewall hold in mitt romney's efforts to expand the battleground map? we cover it all this morning with the architect of the president's re-election campaign, white house senior adviser david plouffe. and majority leader of the house, republican congressman from battleground virginia eric cantor. >>> also, our new head-to-head numbers in our poll
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Oct 28, 2012 11:00am EDT
about it. i have no gut feeling about this election. but i will say this. that calling -- that optimism and saying it's a big deal is more -- is more fundamentally american and more optimistic and more positive, i think, and so i would give romney slightly the upper hand on this message rather than saying you got to go out ask vote. chris: you may not like the things you are wut what happens if we lose the election seems to be the message. >> and that people like to go with a winner if he can project himself as winning it's helpful to him. the group of largely male voters that some democrats are concerned about who might switch secretly almost to mitt romney who are looking for an excuse not to vote for barack obama again, who voted for him in 2008 and aren't happy with the way things are going. once somebody else to vote for and now that mitt romney is both acceptable because of his debate performances, and it looks like he might actually win, it's easier to jump ship to him. that's the kind of group of people you'll have to watch in some of these tightly fought states. chris:
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
-- october jobs report has been released four days before the election. the uptick in the on employment rate is the hottest topic on the campaign trail. >> the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as suspected, even though 171,000 jobs were created in october. another 34,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is agree report. >> it is consistent with the confidence numbers but it showed that consumers are feeling better about the economy. >> is a big topic on the campaign trail. both candidates land in ohio today. governor romney visits seven states, including a rally in ohio tonight with 100 supporters, politicians, and celebrities. in virginia last night, a makeup before hurricane sandy, he argued that the resident is running out of steam. >> he was talking abut saving characters on "sesame street" and playing word games with my name and attacking me on a regular basis, a tax he knows are not true. >> president obama also visits the seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio, is must-win state. he will be there ever
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it this morning extra early, ready to go. >> i forgot to set my clock. >> you did. >> the good news is i started my newscast an hour ago. thanks for watching and have a great sunday, everybody. >> lester is out of here. we should point out part of our job here at the "today" show and, of course, nbc news is to make sure our viewers are informed which jenna wolfe did a fine job of yesterday. you may have missed this part of the newscast, though. let's take a look. >>> americans will be able to get an extra
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Oct 29, 2012 3:30am EDT
, the fight over union rights. a lot of counties that voted for kasich in the election swung overwhelmingly in favor of the unions in the referendum. secondly again the auto rescue. which makes a big difference in that quadrant you talked about. which is white working-class voters. and governor kasich dissed michigan, which i suppose is what you do when you're governor of ohio. michigan has had one of the biggest drops in unemployment. when obama took office, michigan was a mess because of the auto industry. they've had a huge drop of unemployment. even though they a little bit higher now than michigan. and i was struck that governor kasich suggested that everybody was for the auto rescue. no, they weren't. most republicans, with the exception by the way of president george w. bush who let it happen with actions he took, were against the auto rescue. so i don't understand, well i do understand, but people just don't want to take responsibility for where they stood on that issue. >> this was a question, carly about the auto bailout b. what role government direct government mon
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
thrown a major obstacle on the campaign trail with less than a week to go until election day. president obama is foregoing his scheduled events in battleground states to tour the storm damage in new jersey. he returns to the campaign trail thursday, and while partisan attacks have gone largely quiet in the wake of the storm, republican candidate mitt romney is back to drumming up support today at three events in florida. he plans a major rally friday night in ohio to kick off the home stretch of the campaign. >>> the teen who allegedly confessed to killing 10-year-old colorado schoolgirl jessica ridgeway has been charged as an adult with 17 counts, including four murder charges. prosecutors also say 17-year-old austin sigg sexually assaulted jessica ridgeway f.convicted as an adult, he faces life in prison. his defense team is still trying to send the case to juvenile court. >>> nasa has compiled a first ever list of minerals found on another planet. the curiosity rover on mars finds the soil on the red planet remarkably similar to the volcanic sand found in hawaii. this disc
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true, that music. someone asked me what are you most liking forward to in that first day? i said on
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
days before election day and their race to the white house is back at full speed today. with next tuesday's outcome very much in doubt, both sides tried out their final pitches to voters in key battleground states. >> mitt romney went to virginia, a swing state where the race is tight and made his closing argument. >> if the president were to be reelected, you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, just like we have seen over the last four years. >> his new ad is positive. >> but the former governor's path to a win looks difficult. he is down by six points in iowa and closer in new hampshire and wisconsin. >> that is where air force one when today -- green bay. president obama back on the trail after suspending campaign for hurricane sandy. >> we know what things look like and what the government is -- with the governor is softener -- with the governor is offering is not change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> his new ad features: paul. >> the president saved the auto industry and the actions he had -- he is taking -- he h
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
time. five days until the election, and the campaign shifts into high gear. president obama will be in wisconsin and colorado today. joe biden will head to i want. mitt romney will be in virginia, and paul ryan will be in colorado. we will have a live report coming up. and already a record snowfall in the great smoky mountains. that is one byproduct of hurricane sandy. officials say this is the biggest on record for the month of october. perhaps a missouri school district says it may soon stop teaching students how to write in cursive. teachers say the practice is obsolete. students have mixed opinions. >> i think they should teach it, because we will have a second way to write. >> i live right in my name in paris a -- in cursive. >> if you order something online, you do not need cursive. >> there is no word on when a final decision could be made, and that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think cursive is a worthwhile thing to teach in school? >> millions without power, and they cannot write. >> that is the way they do it these days. many students take the c
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Nov 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
of winning on tuesday. >> if the president wins florida, the election is over. ohio, in many respects, is the pivotal state. can romney find a path towards the presidency without ohio? and i would say that with wisconsin in play and that being a home state advantage for ryan, that wisconsin gives an alternative. >> and both campaigns are expected to cris cross one another this weekend in swing states like new hampshire, iowa and virginia. >>> voters turned out on the final day of early voting. 90,000 voters cast their ballots. numbers have been huge eve within the disruption of hurricane sandy. >> samantha burrell wasn't expecting to be met with cheers at her voting location on friday. but that's exactly what she got. she's a proud first time voter and an early voter. >> to be a first time voter is such an extraordinary chance that most people don't get to take, so i was so happy to make history today. >> samantha was one of more than 415,000 marylanders who took advantage of the five days of early voting. an estimated 92,000 had voted just on friday alone. convenience and ti
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Oct 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
help decide the presidential election, but now with sandy approaching we're right in the path of the storm. virginia is under a state of emergency as residents get set to hunker down. this morning virginia's governor is here to talk about the preparations for this massive storm. >>> new york's governor has declared a state of emergency as well here in new york. sandy is packing sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. this is what we know. this is the latest now. it's expected to hit somewhere along the delaware or new jersey coastline by early tuesday morning. this is a huge storm. in fact, it could bring tropical storm force winds across an 800-mile-wide stretch of the country from the east coast to the great lakes set to bring those strong winds, those torrential rains, even snow affecting up to 60 million people. we'll have live reports from all along the east coast in just a moment, lester. >>> and, jenna, then we will talk about battleground: virginia, one of the few states up for grabs. we'll examine why this once reliably republican stronghold has become a hotly contested place,
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
: millions of dollars will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we're trying to return to normal. we start in northeast where debris is still an issue on route 40. watch for closures. in white marsh, another closure because of debris. in phoenix, northbound york road, we still have enclosures in effect because of the partial building col
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
lenders. we will keep an eye on election day. >> good morning, it is kind of busy in terms of incidents. southbound 895, there is a disabled vehicle and they are blocking some lanes at the moment. avoid the delays by taking 95 to fort mchenry. washington boulevard and montevideo road as an accident in elkridge. 97 looks good but we are looking at a little bit of a slowdown southbound 95 past 32. in bel air, defective traffic lights could hinder your commute. stop signs are in place to help you get through that intersection, just be careful. no delays on the beltway at the moment. >> taking a look at some of our top stories -- three people are in custody and three others are recovering this morning after gunfire scattered a crowd of halloween revelers in hollywood, california. police had to be called in to clear the streets. more than 1000 people in kentucky had to leave their homes after a train derailment caused a chemical fire outside louisville. three workers were seriously burned. people living within a five-mile radius or ask you to leave their homes or stay inside. a district in m
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tomorrow, too, where you can vote early at 46 locations across the state. one election official is quoted as saying it is the voter's equivalent of stocking up at the grocery store before the storm hits. >> it's such a wonderful thing for people to be able to come out on a saturday and be able to vote. a lot of people are working all week and now they have an opportunity to avoid the rush, and sometimes inconvenience of election day, to be able to vote at their convenience. >> ok. now despite some rumors, the polls will be open until 8:00 tonight and 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. through november 1, except tomorrow, when they will be open from noon to 6:00 p.m. find the early voting centers on our website, wbaltv.com, and with the uncertainties surrounding hurricane sandy, the governor's office says it will determine if changes to the early-voting schedule are necessary to protect the public. >> meanwhile, president obama and mitt romney continued on the campaign trail today as hurricane sandy heads for the united states. with just 10 days to go until election day, the president gre
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the maryland ballot from st. sex marriage to gaming. even so, and election officials are stunned. >> it is very overwhelming. and a great turnout. this is what we wanted to see happen during all that -- early voting. >> the way did not deter people. did they want to give up? >> not when it is your civic duty. >> the early voting is open to registered voters. from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through november 1 except tomorrow when ey will be open from noon until 6:00 p.m.. you can find early voting centers on our web site, wbaltv.com. the governor's office says it will determine if changes to the early voting scandal are necessary to protect the public. >> the approach of hurricane sandy is forcing the obama and mitt romney seems to be right to their campaign matt. -- to rewrite their campaign map. president obama said mitt romney is offering a re run at past policies. mitt romney join markell rupiah -- joined marco rubio tpday. oday. the obama teams as president obama is ready to stand a case of disaster because of hurricane sandy. >> download our new election mobile app to see a pictur
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Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to you, believe it or not we are less than 100 hours away from election day. there will be a rally here in virginia beach, he was joined by the man who is trying to unseat president obama, who tonight is campaigning out west. bounding down the steps of air force one in wisconsin, president obama today tried to make up for lost time with swing voters, returning to the campaign trail, adopting an inclusive tone. >> when disaster strikes, we see america at its best, there are no democrats or republicans during a storm, they are just fellow americans. >> reporter: launching a frantic five-day battleground tour, mr. obama hammered his opponent as a candidate who can't be trusted. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up all these same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: charging into virginia, mitt romney, who softened his attack during the wake of superstorm sandy, had more to say. >> you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, if any at all. >> reporter: and mr. romney mocked mr. obama for this propo
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Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the critical issue remaining, the u.s. economy, the final jobs report before election day came out today. employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls in october, better than the experts expected. unemployment rate ticked up to 8.79% as people actively looked for work, not surprisingly with four days to go, both sides are actively spinning the numbers in their own direction, peter alexander from westchester, ohio, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you with a quick hat to kid rock struming the guitar on the stage, both sides say the job numbers back up their case, both the president and mitt romney spending much of their day here in the state of ohio, how important is the buckeye state? so important that betweenq the two of them they will be here five more times over the next three days. charging into the campaign's final weekend, each candidate tried to frame the latest unemployment reports to his advantage, as either a sign of economic progress. >> this morning, we learned that companies hired more people in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> r
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >> it was quite a storm yesterday. the wind was anywhere between 40 and 70 miles per hour. wheat was still get some rain today -- we will still get some rain today. up to a foot of snow in some places in the mountains. garrett county, 70% of the county is without power. they have the heavy wet snow. that was technically a blizzard . in frederick, you guys may see some snowflakes. it will generally be cold rain around baltimore. we still have a breeze kicking up. that puts the wind chills in the 30's. we will add a couple of degrees as we go to the afternoon. i still think it could get over 30 miles per hour winds. but the wind will be settling down and the rain showers will be tapering off. there is solid area of rain across the state and snow in the mountains. scattered light rain showers by this
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Nov 2, 2012 12:35am EDT
november. [ cheers and applause ] which means, the election will soon be over! [ cheers and applause ] then we can finally get started on the recount! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: wait. >> jimmy: here's a major campaign story. in a surprise announcement, today, mayor bloomberg endorsed president obama and joe biden. [ applause ] but only because he needed two passengers in his car to get into manhattan. [ laughter ] it's the rules. you gotta play by the rules. [ as eastwood ] "i got 25 obamas in here." >> steve: he's driving a bus. >> jimmy: speaking of the election, i read about a 108-year-old woman in south carolina who just voted for the first time. she voted for eisenhower, but still, good for her for just getting out of the house and -- [ laughter ] that's right. a 108-year-old woman voted for the first time and revealed that she voted for president obama. [ applause ] and when asked -- when asked if she thinks obama can improve the economy, she was like, "what the hell do i care? i'm 108 years old." [ laughter ] i thought it was a slot machine. [ laughter ] what t
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >> welcome back to 11 news today. take a look of these pictures from ocean city and monday. look at those giant waves in the background. those are some amazing pictures. >> are those surfers? >> good call. they do not care about the hurricane. >> ava marie is live in ocean city. >> good morning. i was able to look at the ocean. the waves are so much calmer. the rip currents -- i want to give some updates. route 90 has been reopened. that is good news. people can come in and out of ocean city. i believe everything is shut down because they are worried about flooding. we're on 32nd straight. nobody is out on the roads. there is debris in storm drains. that is the latest of what is happening here. i was glued to all the coverage yesterday. even when i was taking a break. this was an incredible storm. >> we are lucky that it made a tu
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Nov 1, 2012 3:00am EDT
president obama was elected, he said he'd put a lot of people to work in shovel-ready job. turned out there weren't that many jobs that were ready in. the wake of sandy, i don't think there are enough shovels ready for up and down the jersey and new york coast. these jobs will be created. this destruction, estimated between $30 billion and $50 billion. i think it's going to exceed that. maybe at least get to the high end. will finally move the employment need until this country. -- in this country. just as did did in the wake of hurricane andrew. now, when we look at industries that have been hardest hit since the great recession, the one that stands out the most is the construction business. construction business is about half of what it was six years ago. the culprit, banks that are afraid to lend, excess of homes, no need for new buildings and roads. the federal government doesn't need loans from banks. the federal government can cut immediate checks to get work done. the federal government is the only entity big enough for this job. and i think the emergency nature of it all w
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Oct 27, 2012 3:00am EDT
expect to see between now and the election. this up and down, can't make up its mind, truly repugnant market, so don't get caught up in the action, because it is all preelection and we won't have
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
the election -- for jack, a battleground state, could see power outages lasting until election day. >> we got things back on in seven days. we are not expecting that this time. >> virginia is planning to extend hours for absentee voting. those early votes could be critical. from washington, i'm tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> more coverage after the break. break. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >> welcome back. heavy rain in baltimore city right now. 54 degrees at the maryland science center. it has been getting colder during the day. is will be the warmest part of the day. upper 40's and low 50s. this is not typically what you feel like tropical system is going through, right? it usually feel warmer than this. we are talking about tornadoes and all that stuff. that is not the case with this storm, obviously. the winds will pick up as we go through the day. heavy rain in baltimore city at the present time. our ba
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Nov 3, 2012 12:35am EDT
said it's just an obama-nation. [ laughter ] you guys, the election is just four days away. and more than 2.7 million people in florida have already cast their votes. [ cheers ] unfortunately since it's florida most of them just stuffed their ballots into a toaster oven. they had no idea. [ laughter ] "i voted twice." you guys probably hear about this because of all the traffic congestion in new york due to the hurricane. mayor bloomberg has been requiring people commuting over the bridges to carpool into the city. that's right. there must be at least three people in every car. it can be a little awkward riding with people you don't know. so, with some tips to make car pooling more pleasant, here's mta spokesman pete murphy. pete? >> thank you, jimmy. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, jimmy. now, we understand that carpooling can be difficult, especially when you're stuck in traffic with people you don't know for two hours straight. and that's why the city of new york would like to offer the following list of things that you can talk about while you're carpooling with strangers
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Nov 1, 2012 12:35am EDT
: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. ♪ use freedom and get cash back. ♪ack. ♪ five percent on hotels and airlines. ♪ ♪ oh everybody conga line, ok! activate your 5% cash back at chase.com/freedom. ♪ everybody get, everybody get! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is an emmy award winner. and tony award nominated actor who's currently in the revival of "glengarry glen ross." as well as hbo's "boardwalk empire," please welcome bobby cannavale! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: bobby, please welcome to our show. have a seat buddy. thank you for coming on. >> it's good to be here, man. >> jimmy: i'm a big fan of yours, obviously. we were both recently up for an award together. >> yeah, we were, you won. congratulations. >> jimmy: thank you. thank you very much. >> that was awesome. >> jimmy: yeah, it was awesome. >> it was gr
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Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
race stands and how sandy could impact the election. >>> plus the new big storm closing in threatening to disrupt a massive recovery operation. >>> and making a difference, the marathon may be off, but the race is on to help some of the hardest hit victims of the storm. from our election home, "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in just over 48 from now, the first polling places here on the east coast will close in the presidential election. the final "countdown" is on and the gut check moment has arrived for president obama and governor romney as they make the crucial decisions as to where and how to marshall their resources into places they can still make a difference. and tonight, we're about to release the results of our time poll in this race, a last-minute snapshot that could give both camps a reason for hope and anxiety. and how the hurricane sandy disaster has affected this race. let's start with our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd who's just below me here on democracy plaza. >> let's get right to the numbers, the president
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Nov 4, 2012 1:30am EDT
bartiromo. the final days before the election. we'll talk to two former economic white house advisers about what each candidate's policy means for america. >>> dhaechb station of superstorm sandy. the impact it could have on the economy and what happened at the new york stock exchange that hadn't happened in 100 years. >>> the changing way we deal with and learn about crises, the powers, krit pals of social media. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. a positive jobs report. the final one before the election on tuesday. the labor department reporting the unemployment kicked up in november to 7.9%. but 171,000 jobs were created in the month, well above expectations. numbers for the last two with months were revised upwards. an additional 84,000 jobs added for august and september new york's mayor michael bloomberg rang the bell on wednesday after a two-day shutdown because of super storm sandy. that's the first two-day weather related shut down at the new york stock exchange since 1888. it was a fir
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Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
the corner, the election day forecast. i'll have that coming up. >>> very important. bill, thanks so much. just 120 hours to go before election day. governor romney continues on the stump while president obama campaigns in three states today. >>> also keeping an eye on recovering from sandy. >>> plus, tea party favorite and former presidential candidate michele bachmann is fighting for her political life. those details next. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: brought to you by the makers of centrum men and women. have you taken the most complete multi-vitamin today? >>> well, the campaign clock is ticking down, and with just about 120 hours to go until election day, the polls show the candidates are still neck in neck. nbc's tracie pots has all the details for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the latest poll of the battleground states show a slight advantage for president obama, ahead by 6 in iowa, three in wisconsin, and just two, well within the margin of error in new hampshire. but this week he's really been focused on new jersey
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Oct 28, 2012 2:30am EDT
and the election them power of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in e
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to go for. whether i was for or get so i would go in and do it quickly and get out. >> election officials plan for about 20% of eligible voters to early vote. the numbers have not been quite that they -- that big. about 11% cast their ballot as of 8:00 tonight. >> this election, you can stay more connected with our new alexian 2012 app. you can check out -- next election 2012 app. you can check on your smart phone tablet. >> the latest in the search for the captain of a sailing ship that sank during hurricane sandy. >> questions over question 4, allowing in state tuition for undocumented students. >> winds bring in cold air for the weekend. the forecasted ahead. 45 at the airport. a p downtown. real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. heading into the holidays you look for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now, get a super low price on tide, $10.99 for 100 ounces. 12 rolls of bounty are $11.99. that's a dollar a roll! and charmin is $11.99 for 30 rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00am EST
, here we are in the time capsule. the weekend before the election asking why is this so close? still so unpredictable. both men face big hurdles to getting elected and that's why it's so close. president obama's got the jobless he inherited but can't quite beat. friday's new jobs report was encouraging but gains are still behind what we need. in a reflection of that, 62% of voters say they would like or want major changes in an obama second term. and on the other side, mitt romney's a challenge that normally blocks any presidential candidate. not even 30% of voters think he understands the average american. john, these are amazing handicaps. the unemployment situation still high. sort of remoteness of mitt romney from the voter. they both carry these burdens. is this why it's so close? >> yes. in one word. and i'll give you a few more. what the president has been unbootable incumbent for really his entire term in office. you think about the condition of the macro economy, we're better off than we were four years ago but nowhere near good enough to the point where people feel confident a
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Oct 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
quiet by the end of the week. >> ahead of the election, a well known politician with ties to maryland backs same-sex marriage. >> could 2012 be another 2000? i'm nikole killion at the white house with a look at the election day hypotheticals coming up. >> here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> early voting gets underway in maryland this weekend but could all be impacted depending on how now tropical storm sandy develops. the governor's office will determine if changes to the early voting schedule are necessary to protect the public but as of right now, registered voters can begin casting ballots to
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Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the 20 -- 2000 election. >> remember this? the protest. a recount that lasted for weeks. a divisive bush v gore prim court decision and who could forget those hanging chads? >> election experts say what is not gone as the possibility of another contested election. just like the floor of fallout. >> we're talking about an election that comes to a state or to. we are likely to see every aspect of the voting in registration system taken on by the parties and put to the end as it was in 2000. >> it is one of several some areas facing president obama and governor mitt romney. >> you could have mitt romney winning the popular vote but losing the electoral votes. >> 270 electoral votes are needed for the presidency. both candidates could fall short. >> if you have the right combination of states brea king, you could have an electoral vote tied. which would be a real mess. >> double the the decision up to congress. >> be pushing to relatively unknown territory -- we would be pushing into relatively unknown territory. >> mitt romney would be favored to win if the house keep the republican ma
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Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of this election comes down to this -- do you want more of the same, or do you want real change? >> pu here's the thing. we know what change looks like, and what he's selling is not change. >> the president was joined by musicians john mellencamp and katy perry. governor romney got i -- a boost from nascar legend richard petty. >> with only two more days of campaigning left, the candidates are just beginning their blitz of the battleground states much the two campaigns are even battling for new hampshire and its four electoral votes. president obama and former president clinton are there on sunday a day after romney was stumping in the granite state. >>> long lines at early voting centers across the state for days have translated into an impressive turnout. election officials tell the baltimore sewn -- "baltimore sun" more that 40,000 voters cast their ballots up to saturday night. it's been such a success, some lawmakers are discussing expanding the number of early voting centers in 2014 beyond the current 26. maryland voters have been bombarded with ads about question 7. today
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in the presidential election. -- without sandy anncr: it's endorsed by business leaders... small business owner: question seven means thousands of jobs... in baltimore and across maryland... anncr: and labor groups... construction worker: question seven lets us bring good jobs... back home. anncr: the teachers back it... teacher: millions of dollars will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >> sandy has been wreaking havoc on the east coast, but also stirring up trouble on the campaign. the candidates have canceled a lot of events, but trying to get back on schedule. nikole killion is in washington with that story. >> the white house says the president will travel to new jersey wednesday to serve a storm damage, for going campaign events for a third straight day. president obama did not take questions on his ca
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
will have to wait and see if anything develops late on tuesday into wednesday. right now, election day is looking good. don't forget to check your smoke alarms. we go back to standard time had come into and comes 1:00 a.m. on sunday morning. the seven day forecast, temperatures in the low 50's. close to freezing sunday, monday, and tuesday. some showers, may be a storm with coastal storms wednesday to thursday. >> if you have been using reusable backs, you will not like this. >> are you kidding? that is shocking. really? >> what a new study and covers that may make you cringe. >> middle schoolers raising millions of pounds for food. sandy so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, co
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Oct 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
storm is already having an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker traveling with the president in new hampshire. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention t
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
the middle of her. >> much of that home will have to be rebuilt. >> with four days until the election, obama and romney are anticipating the release of today's jobs report. a rally was rescheduled due to hurricane sandy. for more on how the jobs report will effective last few days of the campaign, about 15 minutes. >> we will have -- the latest apple tablet its stores today. >> some brick and mortar retailers are trying to keep up with the times in the holiday season. how some major stores are going digital. >> water main breaks affecting some roads again for the city. we will talk about closures due maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? >> good morning. let's bring you up-to
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
make. >> the final abc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48-47% lead. his handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. in the important cause of state of ohio, governor romney is 6 points down. that is forcing him to look to other states like iowa that could prove critical on his electoral map. >> we can do better. a stronger america is ahead. >> of the day after he stumped in new hampshire -- >> the president was there with former president bill clinton. it is a race so tight even 4 electoral votes could be the margin of victory. president obama has an eight- point lead with 1 in. governor romney has a seven- point lead with men. >> groups are hoping vote yes to several questions. they're making a final push before the election. hundreds of teachers and students rallied in support of the dream act which would allow children of illegal immigrants to pay in state tuition to attend college. the event was organized by a nonprofit group called the intersection. >> we need to have our best and brightest g
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Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> i'm extraordinarily disappointed in elected officials who decide to tell people to directly contravene an order from the governor. that's going to cost people significa significantly. >> i can tell you, said on a number of occasions, both in the electronic immediate why and print media residents should heeded clarion call and get out of the city. we said it repeatedly and consistently. >> what lessons were learned from sandy? >> well, again, you can never be too prepared, and the other side of that coin is no matter how prepared you, are you're always going to get thrown a curveball, so the best thing that you can do is to stay prayerful, stay diligent and try to do better than you did this time the next time. >> and long-term challenges? >> to rebuild this boardwalk and other parts of the city and make it bigger and better than it was before. >> and savannah, what's amazing is all those scenes of streets under water, well, 24 hours later there's almost no flooding here. the waters have receded, and the cleanup is now under way, even as we're speaking. >> what a job it is, al roker in
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Oct 30, 2012 3:00am EDT
. as we heard over and over again from mitt romney, this election season, there are now 47 million people on food stamps. that's an increase of 14.7 million people or 46% since obama took office, and those people buy the smaller units at dollar general. say what you want about the president, the increase in food stamps is a huge tail wind for dollar general. and it's natural they would have some major stock-up business ahead of this storm. however, hurricane sandy is just icing on the cake for dollar general. i can't do any trades because they're too flawed but this investment, i like. i would be telling you to make this investment without the food stamp stock-up business from the storm. why am i such a big fan of this one? dollar general is the best of the dollar steers. best management, it's been able to deliver consistent double-digit earnings growth for the last several years. second, there's been trouble in the dollar store space recently. i think this industry is still a terrific fit for the times we're in. it ain't no boom here. an environment of high unemployment, slow wage
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Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
states ahead of tuesday's election. >> later today, both candidates will be in ohio, a must-win for both campaigns. here brian mooar with that story from washington. >> former president bill clinton may have been losing his voice >> but he has done a good job with a bad hand. >> but in virginia, he spoke up for president obama, trying to soften up a critical swing state. >> we've made real progress, virginia. >> governor romney is trying to hold down iowa, a battleground state where he's fallen behind five points in the latest polls. >> with the vote of the people of iowa, we can't lose. >> the candidates cross paths within hours of each other as they barnstormed iowa and six other toss-up states, making their final arguments in the last weekend of the campaign. the president was joined by musicians john mellencamp and katy perry, and governor romney got a boost from nascar legend, richard petty. >> this is as much as you hear when you're in a nascar race. >> with only two more days of campaigning left, the candidates are just beginning their blitz of the battleground states. governor ro
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Oct 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
and ohio. no u.s. presidential election has ever been delayed or cancelled in our nation's history, but congress has the authority to do so. there's also been concern that the storm could delay friday's release of october unemployment numbers. the last jobs report before the election. as of this morning the labor department says it does intend to have those numbers available friday. meantime, both president obama and mitt romney have put their campaign trips on hold because of the storm and the need to deal with this aftermath. >>> a deadly school bus accident in northern kentucky monday afternoon, two pre-schoolers were killed when their bus overturned and slammed into a tree. four other children were taken to local hospitals. the bus driver escaped without being harm. the cause of this crash is still under investigation. >>> a shuffle for apple executives after some embarrassing software glitches and retail staff cuts. software chief scott forestall will be leaving next year. the reason, reported lit glitches in apple maps which gave users some faulty directions. >>> a new study
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
to bed saturday night, set your clocks back one hour. 55 on sunday. i think most of the election they will be dry. there will be another storm coming up the coast that will give us a chance for rain tuesday night and wednesday next week. there might even be a little snow mixed in. the high-temperature only 48. 6:15, what is happening on the roads? >> a few water main break closures to talk about. york road at cold spring. and also cold spring near hartford. a live picture of the work as they continue the process to repair the water main break and enter the area of cold spring and york. this is was down 40 at the haten memorial bridge. traffic being diverted down to 95. you can take 95 to avoid it altogether. watch for construction at look- ins avenue. the outer loop is in great shape. no problems on the outer loop other than building volume. six minutes on southbound 95 from the 895 split to fort mchenry. you can see, this is a good way to go. you want to avoid rte. 40 and stay away from memorial bridge because this is what the closure looks like right at the haten memorial bridg
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
destruction in new jersey. and with the election just five days away, new polls show the president and governor romney are locked in tight races in several battleground states. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, matt. well, look, the president has set his final schedule for the next five days. and in four of the next five days, he will stop off in the state of ohio. his final rally will be in des moines, iowa, where he'll be joined by the first lady. >> reporter: fresh off his visit to the storm-ravaged new jersey shore, president obama returns to the campaign trail today. on wednesday, the president's focus, though, was all sandy. spending four hours surveying hurricane damage with new jersey's republican governor chris christie. with less than a week to go until the election, the two leaders were an unlikely combination. practically inseparable, comforting victims in shelters and on the storm-ravaged streets. later at a press conference, the president and governor, the gop's convention keynote speaker earl
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
big story this week, the upcoming presidential election. >> because this is such a rare scenario, it is hard to tell just how the storm will affect things next tuesday. election officials say the impact should be minimal, at least here in maryland. >> an historic storm just a week before at a historically close election. >> this is unprecedented, especially in recent times. >> it is difficult to determine exactly how sandy will impact the election, if at all. >> i think it will be really minimized. we have a lot of cooperation from the governor's office and the maryland emergency management authority. >> from flooding on the eastern shore to heavy snow in garrett county, golston says there are a handful of early voting sites across america that are running on generators. >> we have paper ballots available should that be needed. >> early voting hours have been extended. locations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. throughout the week. friday is a make up day for monday. >> the absentee ballot application has been extended until tomorrow night. >> whether it is having rallies or
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Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
, joining me this morning, ross goldstien with the state board of elections. we had record early voting on first day, yesterday. is that the result of the storm? >> in part, and marylanders are getting used to early voting but we had over 78,000 voters turn out for the first day of early voting. >> is that a record number? >> that's very high. >> how does that break down across party lines? >> it's trending per maryland's voter registration so probably just about two to one. i don't have the exact figures with me right now. >> and what do you foresee through the week and how does the storm enter into the picture? >> everything being normal, early voting goes on today from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and monday through thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. all the locations are listed on our website and you have them on your website so we encourage people to get out there and take advantage of early voting. if the storm changes or if conditions worsen, the governor has the authority to cancel, postpone, take any action necessary for the safety of the public in terms of voting so people should sta
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Nov 2, 2012 3:00am EDT
u.s. politically it's a no win prior to the election. >> right. >> so we're not going to have a decision before the election. >> it sounds like to me that these are all just temporarily on hold. because the trend is definitely charts friend. but right now we have got a great growth story. we are a key supplier for an industry that will grow dramatically. the future, i will try to avoid the misses. >> fair enough. >> i know that it will go over the trend if that's the case. chairman, president, and ceo of ctls. gas to liquid. stay with cramer. >> coming up, a party? the market has traded higher today, but after a slew of disappointing reports there is plenty of pessimism on wall street. cramer is looking beyond the doom and gloom. clean up continues as retailers get ready for the busiest shopping season of the year. cramer is seeing if they can be a gift to your portfolio. don't miss this exclusive all coming up on mad money. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but
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